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Twin Peaks Trail 055

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wide range of things to see. so much fun and by far one of my favorite hikes I've done. I did the glacier and back down the other side so it was a bit longer but absolutely incredible.

What a beautiful hike! I did it every year for five years, several years ago. It was best in mid-March because there was a hard crust of snow covering the scree. We cramponed up the snow in short order.

Catching up on some reviews, so note that I did this in early September. I know many people start around 2am to get to the summit at sunrise, but I just wasn't done for that this go around. Started the trail around 7am and got back to the car around 2pm. Lots of people going both directions. The log at the top was already filled with 200 names, just from that day!! Saw a mother moose and her two babies, as well as a mountain goat. Beautifil wildflowers filled the fields. Great time with some good friends--would definitely recommend doing this one.

Attempted a climb just yesterday and the trail was pretty accessable. there were places where spikes were very useful. On the approach to the final climb snow shoes are required. My buddy brought his but I didn't so we ended up having to turn back. Another hiker on their way down said that he got to the base of the final climb but there was steep ice covered by snow that just slid away so we had to turn back. Those looking to summit this time of year need spikes, snow shoes, and actual crampons / ice axes.

Favorite peak in the Wasatch. The upper red pine lakes and the view of the ridge that divides BCC and LCC is insane. There is some boulder hopping/scrambling above the Maybird Lakes basin that was hard on the way out, but easier on the way back when you could easier scout your route. We saw a marten on the scrambling part! The last little bit is very steep but it looks more intimidating than it really is. Did this in mid July. Get an early start as it is long and there isn’t much shade after red pine lake.

I loved this trail up to the saddle. I must have done it on the busiest weekend of the year so it was a little treacherous actually summiting due to mostly a lot of boys jostling, and the summit itself was very chaotic with lots of people on it. But the part up to that was pretty mellow and had such spectacular views of the wasatch and was lush with flowers. When I do this again, I’ll just go up the the big meadow on the timpooneke side or the emerald lake, once on the summit was enough for me.

Loved it! Steep in some parts and a bit of a rocky climb at the end but the view is definitely worth it. Definitely recommend going earlier in the day

1 month ago

Love it!!! Ultimate workout and do close to to. I’ll be back

1 month ago

Hiked to summit 2 days ago and it was gorgeous! Wore spikes for much of the ridge line portion between the switchbacks and the scramble.

Hiked to the summit on 1/28/18. Amazing trail with some good challenges once you get up past the switchbacks. I hiked the first mile or so without spikes but once you get past the switchbacks it was snowpacked and the spikes were a huge help, especially coming down to prevent slipping. The scramble at the top was snowy and icy, so just be sure to watch hand and footholds coming up and going down. Beautiful views at the summit and a cool mailbox with notepad to sign. Took about 2.5 hours to the top. Took my time coming down, stopping on a few ledges for photos and to just enjoy the day for about a 5 hour round trip. Easy to find the trailhead with lots of other hikers and trail runners on the bottom half.

Hiked up to the saddle today 1/24/18. Beautiful day. Trails were a little muddy the first 1/2 mile. Icy in sections, dry slippery snow the last mile before the saddle. Microspikes for the win! Can’t wait to go back up and get to the summit.

1 month ago

HELP! I dropped my prescription sunglasses on this hike on Feb 6th :( Dark gray RayBans, if anybody can return them, a reward is in store!

Amazing classic hike in Utah. A good balance for dog people and trail runners alike.

Was definitely a test without micro spikes but beautiful.

I hike this every summer. Top 10 most scenic trails in Utah.

1 month ago

This was an amazing hike! I woke up a bit late, and thought that I was not going to do this one. I had to bike 11 miles to get there, and 11 miles back. I have to admit that it was confusing in the beginning, because there were a lot of trails that meander in different directions. I got a bit lost going to the Bonneville Shoreline trail instead. After realizing I was going the wrong direction, I was able to get back on the Olympus Wilderness Trail. Everyone was very friendly on the trail, and it was a great workout. The switchbacks in the beginning very fairly easy, but as you continued to gain elevation they became more difficult. It was icy and there was snow in the switchbacks. I'd definitely suggest taking your time. Also, I would highly recommend microspikes. The Class 3 scramble didn't seem like it was that bad. It's important to stop and look for hand holds and footprints. That was fairly helpful. Coming down was a little tricky even with microspikes. There were times I was sliding a lot, and at one point I slid down. A truly great hike, and I will definitely do it again! Oh, and the views were amazing from the summit!

1 month ago

Hiked while in town for a few days. Could not make it to the summit due to icey conditions and not having and sort of cleats. Great views though.

Amazing views!!

Love this hike and the changes in terrain. Love the bench that is right before the main waterfall.

Only went up to Lone Rock but the view was great there. Just so AllTrails users know, the road is closed for the season about a mile and a half before the trail head, so bear that in mind. Also the trail was quite muddy and slick towards the beginning of the ascent.

2 months ago

Absolutely incredible view from the top. Icy and some light snow.

Worth the view! Lots of snow and ice towards the top. Loved the challenge

Did this Trail in October. The views are incredible. Each section offers more and more just insanely gorgeous scenery. This hike is steep and long. Be prepared.

Awesome trail. Very glad I had the chance to do this hike!

This was my first Utah hike. This hike was amazing and one of the most difficult I have ever done, until day two (Mount Olympus). This was also my first snow hike, which was better than expected and I would recommend it. I was expecting a lite dusting of snow at the top due to a recent snow fall, but was hit with unexpected snow and ice, which began about an hour in. About 2.5 hours in, we turn a bend, and were welcomed by an amazing lake view, the first of three. As we continued on, the hike became steeper, more challenging, and more beautiful. The last bit is a scramble and the point where oxygen sickness started to set in. I would recommend doing a lower hike the day before to get used to the elevation, especially if you are coming from sea level, like we were. I would absolutely do this hike again and recommend it to anyone who is physically fit and looking for a challenge with a rewarding view.
I hiked this on October 6, 2017.

fairly easy switchbacks for the first third of the trail, But the last third being steep with a scramble up the last 300 feet. beautiful view at the top showing the Salt Lake valley, and the Wasatch ridge line 10/10 would recommend!

first hike in Utah. Not disappointed!

Hiked Mount Olympus for the first time with my kids (10 and 12) it was a hard hike but totally worth it to see SLC from the very top!

3 months ago

I had a blast on Mount Olympus! I went hiking on Saturday, December 16. Parts of the trail were covered in ice which made finding grip difficult. By holding on to some trees I was able to ascend the mountain. The scrambling at the top was a little bit sketchy because the trail was difficult to find. Overall it was a great experience.

3 months ago

What a view! Looking forward to next summer!

the dog and i did the grove creek to battle creek hike yesterday..nice to get above the inversion and very warm up top...scenery was beautiful, switching from jagged cliffs to waterfalls, to meadows and back..up at indian spring meadows area (i think that's the name) lots of deer...on the way down battle creek canyon there are a few really slick icy spots covering the trail...loved this hike..

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